Program Title

Designing a Coat of Many Cultures: A Multi-Cultural Textile Designing Experience
Provider Name
Madona Cole-Lacy
Madona Cole-Lacy
2871 Saw Mill Road
Wantagh , NY 11793

Program Description
Designing A Coat of Many Cultures™ is a 3-part visual arts-based program designed to encourage students to explore and express concepts of their cultural heritage, customs and personal experiences while they make connection with and celebrate their appreciation of cultural diversity; and foster a sense of cultural awareness and healthy pride that will be an added benefit to the school culture. In Part One of a 6-day residency, students engage in workshops which encompass research, exploration and the art-making process of multi-cultural surface design to create fabric art panels illustrating aspects of their respective cultural heritage and customs. Part Two of this residency includes a collaborative element with textile artist, Madona Cole-Lacy, who will design and construct a giant Coat of Many Cultures™ that will capture the creative spirits of the participants and feature the individual art panels they have designed. This coat will include elements of the artist’s own West African-inspired textile artistry influenced by her cultural heritage as part of the cultural narrative. Upon delivery and installation of the Coat of Many Cultures™, plans for the final component of this residency will be put in place -- the community connection culminating event! This activity will create an opportunity for participating students to present cultural enrichment to family members and the rest of the school population by elaborating on the thought and art-making processes behind their contribution to the coat. This final component is subject to being tailored to the needs and abilities of individual institutions. Cost includes workshop and coat assembly materials, Artist's fee and fees for designing and assembly of the Coat.

Visual Arts (VA), Social Studies ,

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Curriculum Connections 
Arts: Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts , Multicultural Studies , Global Studies , Interdisciplinary

Cost Single: NA
Cost Multiple: $5,000/6 days per group

90 minutes